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Location: Charleston, SC
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I have been working with wood for a few years now, but with limited tools. I recently got my first table saw and a planer- two items that have opened up new a new world of possibilities. I have been gleaning from this site for a while now, and the help that I have received so far has been invaluable--all the benefits of living next door to a colony of master woodworkers, except for being able to borrow tools.

About me: I served for a few years in the Navy, and I'm currently in medical school. With school and a family, time and money are limited, but I do the best that I can with what I have of each. I did a fair amount of woodworking growing up, but I have really gotten into it over the last couple years. The biggest driving force was the lack of quality furniture available for reasonable prices--I could make it better and for less than half the cost. With every piece I make, I learn a new technique or how to use a new tool, and I think that's what really keeps me going. I enjoy activities where there is no end to the knowledge and skills that you can pick up along the way.

I love being able to get away from everything and spend some time in my makeshift garage shop with my fairly minimal tools and figure out how to make something great. It's really been a great way to learn. I can do a lot more with a handheld circular saw and a square than most people think would be possible. I'd love to have a dedicated shop full of tools, but I'm always proud when I figure out a new way to be resourceful.

About a year ago, I started an online business, selling some of the pieces I make: http://www.etsy.com/shop/acousticallyblue

Thanks for reading!

-- Chad in Charleston, SC, http://www.etsy.com/shop/acousticallyblue

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commented on Ebonized Oak Shadow Box End Table 446 days ago
commented on Walnut Bed 525 days ago
commented on Bed containing recycled and new wood 587 days ago
commented on Valet/Shoe Rack- Black Oak with Cedar Drawer 590 days ago
commented on My first bookshelf--lessons learned 590 days ago
commented on Twin Platform Bed and Nightstand 590 days ago
commented on 3rd Rocking Chair build 590 days ago
commented on Twin Platform Bed and Nightstand 590 days ago
commented on My first bookshelf--lessons learned 590 days ago
commented on Walnut Dining Room Table 590 days ago
commented on Valet/Shoe Rack- Black Oak with Cedar Drawer 591 days ago
added project My first bookshelf--lessons learned 591 days ago
added project Twin Platform Bed and Nightstand 591 days ago
added project Valet/Shoe Rack- Black Oak with Cedar Drawer 591 days ago
commented on King Bedroom Suit- Bed, Nightstands, Dresser 591 days ago

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2113 days


#1 posted 1477 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

112015 posts in 2210 days


#2 posted 1477 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Max

55956 posts in 2906 days


#3 posted 1477 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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gjd

18326 posts in 2285 days


#4 posted 1477 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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a1Jim

112015 posts in 2210 days


#5 posted 1473 days ago

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos http://lumberjocks.com/GaryK/blog/8899
More photo help
http://lumberjocks.com/help/writing/embedding-pictures
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka http://lumberjocks.com/messages/new/msojka
Getting started http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Reading and commenting http://lumberjocks.com/help/reading-commenting
Finding information http://lumberjocks.com/help/finding-information

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DAWG

2850 posts in 1770 days


#6 posted 1468 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1789 days


#7 posted 1459 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself almost a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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